Kupes Footprints
Arapawa Wildlife Sanctuary : Myths and Legends Ecotours

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Visit the mystical island bird sanctuary called Oruawairua.
Takutai will guide you thru the Ngahere, ( native bush ) to the ruins of WW2 coastal gun battery, it's like discovering a lost civilization in the bush.
Observe the birds, listen to their melodious sound while taking in the magnificent veiws of the outer Sounds.
Picnic lunch at Anatohia, were the old people had their burial Islands. Also home to a Gannet colony.
Betty Rowe a marlborough Sounds IconKeep eyes peeled for resident pod of Hectors Dolphins, smallest in the world !
Stories of conquistadors, ghost ships, ship wreck, still visable, and visit Betty Rowe's Arapawa wildlife sanctury, home to 3 endangered species, goats and pigs released on island by Captain Cook and Spanish Merino feral sheep, where could they of come from ?

Betty is an Expate American who has lived on the Island for 40 years, she's become a Sounds Icon and the most fascinating animal of them all !
You'll be amazed at her life story, ( you can buy her book ) she's been our mentor " we love her to bits'.
OR... You can visit our friend Neville's Turangawaewae, ( ancestral homestead) for afternoon tea, Neville's whanau are the hereditory chiefs of Te Atiawa the local tribe and have a fascinating history, the homestead is like a muesum.

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Time: 9.30am until 5:00pm (approximately)
Cost: NZ$250pp (min 2 persons)
Location:   Waikawa Bay Wooden wharf at end of foreshore
Boat:   Tutanekai
Contact:   Pete & Takutai Beech
Phone:   (03) 5736 6901 or
0275 404 407
Email:   info@eco-tours.co.nz
Website:   www.eco-tours.co.nz

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